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Table of Contents

From Plow-Boy to Parsifal: The Remarkable Career of an Indiana Farmer's Boy Who Never Heard a Grand Opera Until Two Years After He was Married (interview with Orville Harrold)

Mixing Music with Brains: The Only Road to Success Hereafter

Making Habits That Help

Learning Bass Notes Simplified

How to Be Happy Though Practicing

Keeping Ahead of You Fingers

Dialogue on Scales

Ouija Board and Piano Practice

Verdi's Thoughts on Art

Some Secrets of Readng at Sight

Four Hand Playing

How Le Couppey Taught

Important Point in Phrasing

Little Lessons from a Master's Workshop, Part 9

Full-Measure Rest

How They Put Kalkbrenner In His Place

Believe in Your Powers

Hardest Things to Master in Music (interview the Wilhelm Bachaus)

Time, Money and Tiny Tots

Scientific Delight in Bach

Behind the Scenes with Artists: The Human Side of the Artist

Keep Your Piano Action in Order

Simple Facts About Harmony That Every Music Lover Should Know

Musical Biographical Catechism: Tiny Life Stories of Great Masters

Graceful Position at the Keyboard

Calendar of Daily Helps for the Musical Month

Omitting Notes from Chords

Velocity from Two Aspects

Building Up Class Businesswise

Where Can We Place the Piano? A Word of Advice to Architects

Repeat Marks

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Wilhelm Bachaus


Composition | Ethnomusicology | Fine Arts | History | Liturgy and Worship | Music | Music Education | Musicology | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance | Music Practice | Music Theory


Monthly departmental articles (e.g. Violin Questions, Band and Orchestra Department, etc.) have been omitted from the Table of Contents as well as monthly miscellany (e.g. World of Music, New Records, etc.). For a detailed index of articles, see Dr. Pam Dennis’s An Index to Articles Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883-1957 Part 1 and Part 2 (published by A-R Editions and the Music Library Association). An index to the musical scores included in each issue may be found in Dr. Douglas Bomberger’s An Index to Music Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883–1957 (also published by the Music Library Association).

Volume 40, Number 07 (July 1922)
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